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News Minor Bulks

Chinese Bauxite and Nickel Ore Imports In November

A rise in year-on-year shipments from Australia (+1.3 Mt to 3.3 Mt) and Guinea (+0.1 Mt to 2.9 Mt), coupled with continuing ramp-up in Indonesian cargoes (+1.1 Mt to 1.3 Mt), helped raise Chinese bauxite...

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News Steel

Hot Rolled Band Prices in January

There was a $40/t decline in the US domestic hot rolled band (HRB) price in the three weeks to 16 January reaching, an 11-month low of $806/t, according to the latest SteelBenchmarker from...

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News Oil

US Crude Imports Rise Steeply W-o-W, Crude Runs Ease

US crude exports during the week ending 11 January jumped 901K b/d w-o-w and 1.72M b/d y-o-y to 2.97M b/d, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Exports averaged 2.56M b/d during the...

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News Oil

South Korea’s Imports of US Crude Surge in December

South Korea’s crude oil imports dropped 178K b/d m-o-m and 294K b/d y-o-y to 2.93M b/d in December, preliminary customs data showed. But imports from the US surged to 428K b/d, up from just 67K b/d...

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News Coal,Minor Bulks

Indonesia Coal Exports in November

Indonesian coal (including lignite) exports in November were up 1.3 Mt year-on-year to 35.7 Mt, according to data released by Bank Indonesia. Exports in the period January-November totalled 391.9 Mt,...

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News Economy

China Loan Growth Exceed Analysts’ Expectations

New net bank loans in China exceeded expectations in December, according to Reuters, but still fell by 0.2 trillion month-on-month to 1.1 trillion yuan ($160.0 billion). Loans in 2018 totalled record 16.2 trillion yuan ($2.4 trillion).

News Corporate

Press Release - SSY Hires US Head of Tankers

London: Monday January 14th, 2019: Simpson Spence Young, the world’s largest independent shipbroker, has today announced that Kevin Wise has been appointed to lead its US...

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News Oil

China’s December Crude Imports at Second Highest on Record

China’s crude oil imports in December surged 2.38M b/d y-o-y to 10.35M b/d, the second highest monthly volume on record and just 122K b/d below the peak reached in November, customs data showed. Robust...

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Event Research & Consultancy

ICS Dry Bulk Conference

John Kearsey of SSY Consultancy & Research was a speaker at this annual event, held in Vancouver on 15 November. His paper included an analysis of the impact on dry bulk trade from the US-China...

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Event Research & Consultancy

2018 KOBC Maritime Conference

The inaugural conference organised by Korea Ocean Business Corporation was held in Busan on 8 November. SSY's Head of Research, John Kearsey, was among the speakers where his topic was "Dry Bulk Market Prospects in a Changing Landscape".

Event Dry Cargo

Metcoke World Summit 2018

John Keeshan, Senior Director of Chartering at SSY USA, was a speaker at this year's event held in Pittsburgh on 7-8 November, where his paper examined the key factors shaping the dry bulk freight market in 2018 and the outlook for the supply/demand balance in 2019. 

Event Dry Cargo

Regional Coal Buyers Conference 2018

Held in Malaysia on 8-10 October, this conference included a presentation by SSY's Robin Thomas on recent developments in, and prospects for, the dry bulk freight market.  Dr Thomas also participated...

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